Kettle Bells are usually made of cast iron, and originated in Russia as a popular option for weight lifting as far back as the 1800s.
Today, Kettle Bells can be found in almost all rehabilitation centres, gyms and are a popular choice for many home workouts. You’ll notice that we have a large selection of kettle bells in our very own rehab gym.
Why do people choose to use Kettle Bells?
The Kettle Bell’s popularity stems from their versatility, not only can you find them in a range of weights (and colours), but the options for exercises and movements extend beyond most other forms of equipment. Kettle bells are also very affordable, and are available in many “fitness” sections of shops. In short, kettle bells can be used by almost anyone, for almost any part of the body.
How are Kettle Bells used?
Using a Kettle Bell is a form of resistance training, where the body has to work to move the Kettle Bell. Usually, the user holds the handle with two hands but as their technique progresses they may move to one Kettle Bell per hand and more complex movements. Kettle Bells can be used through general lifting from the ground upwards, swinging movements and even more sophisticated sequences where two to four exercises are transitioned between.
How could using a Kettle Bell help me achieve my goals?
Due to the versatility of Kettle Bells, the range of movements mean they can support in improving cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, flexibility and even muscular endurance. This is why using a Kettle Bell is such a popular choice amongst physiotherapists and other rehabilitation experts, the opportunities for helping you achieve your goals are endless. Throughout the program, the Kettle Bell in use can be made heavier, and the movements can become more difficult and ballistic in nature.
Where do I start?
Including Kettle Bells into your routine is a great decision, but one that needs to be strategic. Kettle Bells are extremely versatile, so it is important you are getting proper guidance and using it to your advantage to achieve your goals! Speak to your physiotherapist about how to incorporate Kettle Bells into your program in 2019, and ask them to give you some tips next time you are in the rehab gym. Contact the practice for an assessment today on (02) 4721 7798, email email@example.com or book your next appointment online, here.